Ya, ya, ya I know it is good to do non tri stuff after Ironman, but really, I love this sport so much, it is impossible for me to resist. :) :)
I've done quite a bit of swimming since IMC -- a big difference from last year, when I basically laid on the couch for four weeks and then arose to start working out again. Hahaha!
I've taken my mountain bike out a couple of times and ran a couple of times as well -- but whooooo baby, the running takes A LOT out of me. It's funny, the two times I have run, have only been short 20 minute sessions, but seriously, they have taken so much out of me -- it's all I can do to drag myself through the door and crawl into bed. Hahahaha!
I now know how my Mom felt when she used to work at the dollar store -- she loved it so much she was there all the time and most people couldn't wrap their heads around it. So many people told her, "You have to take time off, you will burn out, etc, etc." She always maintained, "I love what I do -- leave me alone!"
By the way, my Mom was asking questions about lane swim/pool walker etiquette...
To my astonishment, she told me she'll be coming with me some mornings to the pool to do some water walking to strengthen her hip!! YAY!!! I'll be sharing a lane with my Mom!! :) :) :) :)
One more thing...hummus recipe for Susi:
1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans
1/4 - 1/2 cup Tahini
1/2 - 1/4 cup yogurt (you don't have to add it Susi, you can add a bit of water as you are mixing it to soften it up)
3-4 leaves of mint (Julie don't buy no stinking herbs, I left this out)
Juice of one lemon
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbps water if needed
Throw everything into food processor, whirl around and finito! :) :)